Responses to the July 2 question:
Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to send up to 300 military advisors to aid the Iraqi army?

Focus on the U.S.
I do not agree with President Obama’s decision to send up to 300 military advisors to aid the Iraqi army. I think we have done enough by wasting our tax dollars on the war and sending our men over there. It’s time to cease our involvement in Iraq and work on the U.S. only. I have had enough of the war and enough of the military.
— Islip

Pull out of Iraq
We should pull our troops out of Iraq completely. We have no business being there in the first place and we are wasting billions of dollars. People are struggling here and we have enough taxes to pay.
— East Setauket

Responses to the June 25 question:
Should Facebook inform its users about what type of research it is conducting and the date the study is scheduled to be carried out?

Users should always be informed
Facebook should absolutely inform its users when it is using for their information for studies. Even though we are supposed to read the fine print when we sign up for Facebook, we should be informed when research is being done. That way we can choose whether or not we want to be a part of it or at least be aware of what’s going on. Certainly, no one could make the case that a consumer could ever have too much information.
— Syosset

Help those truly in need
I’m a hurricane survivor who is still struggling to survive the adversities of life. How sweet it is for some billionaires and millionaires to donate millions of dollars to universities, while some people are without a job or working for minimum age and can’t afford to go to college. Perhaps these charitable people could contribute to the welfare of the people who are really in need.
— Westbury

Teresa and Joe Giudice, reality stars of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” are dealing with serious real-life problems, having pled guilty to bank, bankruptcy and mail fraud charges. While Teresa Giudice faces around two years in prison and is hoping for probation, Joe Giudice faces around four years in prison, with the additional possibility of deportation. Their sentencing date is currently set for Sept. 23.

Question of the week:
Do you think Teresa and Joe Giudice both should go to prison at the same time? Or, should they be allowed to serve their time separately (consecutively), so one parent can be home with their daughters?

What do you think? Here’s your chance to be heard!

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Published date: July 30, 2014


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